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Coordinates: 49°59′05″N 1°46′05″E / 49.984722°N 1.768056°E / 49.984722; 1.768056

Commune of Fresnes-Tilloloy

Mairie de fresnes tilloloy.JPG
Town hall
Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Armes Oisemont.svg Oisemont
Intercommunality Canton of Oisemont
Mayor Gérard Houbart
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 89–116 m (290–380 ft)
(avg. 115 m/380 ft)
Land area1 3.52 km2 (1.36 sq mi)
Population2 139  (2006)
 - Density 39 /km2 (100 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80354/ 80140
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Fresnes-Tilloloy (or Fresne-Tilloloy[1]) is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France.

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Geography

The commune is situated 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Abbeville on the D25 road

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
147 134 130 134 130 137 139
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

The name is derived from the French for the Linden (Limetree)(fr: tilleul) and the Ash(fr: frêne).[2] and reference to the village (as Fresnum) is mentioned in 1207. Tilloloy was also noted in 1373 as Thillolay[3]
Thilloloy and Fresnes were joined as one commune sometime between 1790 and 1794 as the commune of Fresnes-Thilloloy.

Traces of Gallo-Roman settlement have been found in the area, and the Roman road (the “chaussée de Brunehaut” is nearby[4]

In 1346, Edward III, spent some time here[5]

The commune was occupied from 17 February to the 9th March 1871 by the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War.

Panneau de Fresnes-Tilloloy (Somme-France).JPG

Places of interest

  • The Mairie[6] which also houses the school.
  • The medieval church, part demolished and rebuilt in 1860, is dedicated to Saint-Ouen.
  • The cemetery
Portail du cimetiere de Fresnes-Tilloloy (Somme-France).JPG


  • The war memorial

See also

References

  1. ^ Source Cassini
  2. ^ Source cassini
  3. ^ Autre écriture de Tilloloy, source books.google.com
  4. ^ Pruvot - « Notice géographique et historique » du 10 juin 1899
  5. ^ Baie de Somme
  6. ^ Annuaire Mairie

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